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  1. Content type: Research article

    Demonstrating an association between physical malformation and schizophrenia could be considered supportive of a neurodevelopmental origin of schizophrenia and may offer insights into a critical period for the...

    Authors: Liezl Koen, Dana JH Niehaus, Greetje De Jong, Jacqueline E Muller and Esme Jordaan

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:47

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    Patient satisfaction with antipsychotic treatment is important. Limited evidence suggests that satisfaction is associated with symptom improvement and compliance. Predictors of patient satisfaction with antips...

    Authors: Georges M Gharabawi, Andrew Greenspan, Marcia FT Rupnow, Colette Kosik-Gonzalez, Cynthia A Bossie, Young Zhu, Amir H Kalali and A George Awad

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:45

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    Most help-seeking substance abusers have comorbid psychiatric disorders. The importance of such disorders for the long-term course of substance abuse is, however, still unclear. The aim of this paper is to des...

    Authors: Anne Signe Landheim, Kjell Bakken and Per Vaglum

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:44

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    Attitudes towards antipsychotic medication play an important part in the treatment for schizophrenia and related disorders. We aimed measuring general practitioners' attitudes to antipsychotic drugs and their ...

    Authors: Josef Helbling, Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, Christoph Lauber, Ruth Weyermann, Tom Burns and Wulf Rössler

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:42

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    The facial region plays a major role in determining physical attractiveness, so we assessed the hypothesis that the capability of successfully managing interpersonal relationships in young adults might be rela...

    Authors: Andrea Senna, Domenico Abbenante, Lucio Tremolizzo, Guglielmo Campus and Laura Strohmenger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:41

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    A substantial proportion of the psychiatric burden of disease falls on the world's poorest nations. Despite this, relatively little is known about the quality and content of clinical research undertaken in the...

    Authors: Rebecca J Syed Sheriff, Mahesh Jayaram, Prathap Tharyan, Lelia Duley and Clive E Adams

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:40

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This article systematically monitors the quality of life (QOL) of patients with schizophrenia from seven different sites across four European countries: France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.

    Authors: Viviane Kovess-Masféty, Miguel Xavier, Berta Moreno Kustner, Agnieszka Suchocka, Christine Sevilla-Dedieu, Jacques Dubuis, Elisabeth Lacalmontie, Jacques Pellet, Jean-Luc Roelandt and Dermot Walsh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:39

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies revealed increased parietal late positive potentials (LPPs) in response to spider pictures in spider phobic individuals. This study searched for basic features of fear-relevant stimuli by inve...

    Authors: Iris-Tatjana Kolassa, Frauke Musial, Stephan Kolassa and Wolfgang HR Miltner

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:38

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  9. Content type: Case report

    The use of atypical antipsychotics in schizophrenic patients has been associated with a risk of weight gain. Similarly, recovery from depression is often followed by improved appetite, greater food intake and ...

    Authors: Christos G Theleritis, George N Papadimitriou, Charalabos C Papageorgiou, Dimitris G Dikeos, Vasilis Masdrakis, Constantin Kostoulas, Constantin Psarros and Constantin R Soldatos

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:37

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  10. Content type: Research article

    From a retrospective study of youth centres (YCs) and coroner's files, we investigated youths' history of medical service utilization who died by suicide. This is the second of two papers on YCs population, th...

    Authors: Johanne Renaud, François Chagnon, Bogdan Balan, Gustavo Turecki, Alexander McGirr and Claude Marquette

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:36

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire (4DSQ) is a self-report questionnaire that has been developed in primary care to distinguish non-specific general distress from depression, anxiety and somatization. ...

    Authors: Berend Terluin, Harm WJ van Marwijk, Herman J Adèr, Henrica CW de Vet, Brenda WJH Penninx, Marleen LM Hermens, Christine A van Boeijen, Anton JLM van Balkom, Jac JL van der Klink and Wim AB Stalman

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:34

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric surveys conducted in prison populations find high prevalence rates, but diagnoses may be difficult in this particular context. None of these surveys have been conducted in France.

    Authors: Bruno Falissard, Jean-Yves Loze, Isabelle Gasquet, Anne Duburc, Christiane de Beaurepaire, Francis Fagnani and Frédéric Rouillon

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:33

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    Interoceptive exposure has been validated as an effective component of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of panic disorder but has hitherto received little research attention. We examined th...

    Authors: Kiyoe Lee, Yumiko Noda, Yumi Nakano, Sei Ogawa, Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Tadashi Funayama and Toshiaki A Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:32

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Relationships between cognitive deficits and brain morphological changes observed in schizophrenia are alternately explained by less gray matter in the brain cerebral cortex, by alterations in neural circuitry...

    Authors: Glenn Lawyer, Håkan Nyman, Ingrid Agartz, Stefan Arnborg, Erik G Jönsson, Göran C Sedvall and Håkan Hall

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:31

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    We translated, modified, and extended a cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) protocol by Blanchard and Hickling (2003) for the purpose of treating survivors of MVA with full or subsyndromal posttraumatic stres...

    Authors: Andreas Maercker, Tanja Zöllner, Hans Menning, Sirko Rabe and Anke Karl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:29

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The psychiatric morbidity among prison inmates is substantially higher than in the general population. We do, however, have insufficient knowledge about the extent of psychiatric treatment provided in our pris...

    Authors: Ellen Kjelsberg, Paal Hartvig, Harald Bowitz, Irene Kuisma, Peder Norbech, Aase-Bente Rustad, Marthe Seem and Tom-Gunnar Vik

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:27

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder involving impairments in executive functioning, which are important cognitive processes that can be assessed by planning tasks such as the Stockings of Cambridge (SOC)...

    Authors: Deborah Feldmann, Daniel Schuepbach, Bettina von Rickenbach, Anastasia Theodoridou and Daniel Hell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:25

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Loosening of associations and thought disruption are key features of schizophrenic psychopathology. Alterations in neural networks underlying this basic abnormality have not yet been sufficiently identified. P...

    Authors: Andreas Löw, Brigitte Rockstroh, Thomas Elbert, Yaron Silberman and Shlomo Bentin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:23

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  19. Content type: Research article

    There are few national or cross-cultural studies of the stigma associated with mental disorders. Australia and Japan have different systems of psychiatric health care, and distinct differences in cultural valu...

    Authors: Kathleen M Griffiths, Yoshibumi Nakane, Helen Christensen, Kumiko Yoshioka, Anthony F Jorm and Hideyuki Nakane

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:21

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects young adults and has great impact on the social, emotional and work spheres.

    Authors: Beatriz Rodriguez-Salgado, Helen Dolengevich-Segal, Manuel Arrojo-Romero, Paola Castelli-Candia, Mercedes Navio-Acosta, Maria M Perez-Rodriguez, Jeronimo Saiz-Ruiz and Enrique Baca-Garcia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:20

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Two large independent studies funded by the US government have assessed the impact of the Vietnam War on the prevalence of PTSD in US veterans. The National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS) estimate...

    Authors: William W Thompson, Irving I Gottesman and Christine Zalewski

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:19

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Patient aggression is a common problem in acute psychiatric wards and calls for preventive measures. The timely use of preventive measures presupposes a preceded risk assessment. The Norwegian Brøset-Violence-...

    Authors: Christoph Abderhalden, Ian Needham, Theo Dassen, Ruud Halfens, Hans-Joachim Haug and Joachim Fischer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:17

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  23. Content type: Research article

    People with severe mental illness (SMI) are at increased risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) and there is growing emphasis on the need to monitor their physical health. However, there is little con...

    Authors: Christine A Wright, David PJ Osborn, Irwin Nazareth and Michael B King

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:16

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Violence by patients against staff members in mental health institutions has become an important challenge. Violent attacks may not only cause bodily injuries but can also have posttraumatic consequences with ...

    Authors: Dirk Richter and Klaus Berger

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:15

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an 8-week course developed for patients with relapsing depression that integrates mindfulness meditation practices and cognitive theory. Previous studies have demo...

    Authors: Andy Finucane and Stewart W Mercer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:14

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  26. Content type: Research article

    To date, there has been very little work investigating behaviour changes induced by interventions that are designed to increase help seeking. The present paper examines the effects of two Internet depression w...

    Authors: Helen Christensen, Liana S Leach, Lisa Barney, Andrew J Mackinnon and Kathy M Griffiths

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:13

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Second generation antipsychotics (SGA) have demonstrated several advantages over first generation antipsychotics (FGA) in terms of positive, negative, cognitive, and affective symptoms and a lower propensity f...

    Authors: Ilaria Tarricone, Michela Casoria, Beatrice Ferrari Gozzi, Daniela Grieco, Marco Menchetti, Alessandro Serretti, Manjola Ujkaj, Francesca Pastorelli and Domenico Berardi

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:11

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Semi-structural clinical interviews are very important in the area of mental health research and services. There were no studies of the reliability and validity of the Farsi (Persian) version of Kiddie Schedul...

    Authors: Ahmad Ghanizadeh, Mohammad Reza Mohammadi and Arash Yazdanshenas

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:10

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with opioid dependence have cognitive deficits during abuse period in attention, working memory, episodic memory, and executive function. After protracted abstinence consistent cognitive deficit ha...

    Authors: Pekka Rapeli, Reetta Kivisaari, Taina Autti, Seppo Kähkönen, Varpu Puuskari, Olga Jokela and Hely Kalska

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:9

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  30. Content type: Research article

    There is an ongoing debate over whether atypical antipsychotics are more effective than typical antipsychotics in the treatment of schizophrenia. This naturalistic study compares atypical and typical antipsych...

    Authors: Haya Ascher-Svanum, Baojin Zhu, Douglas Faries, Ron Landbloom, Marvin Swartz and Jeff Swanson

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:8

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The event-related brain response mismatch negativity (MMN) registers changes in auditory stimulation with temporal lobe sources reflecting short-term echoic memory and frontal sources a deviance-induced switch...

    Authors: Robert D Oades, Nele Wild-Wall, Stephanie A Juran, Jan Sachsse, Ljubov B Oknina and Bernd Röpcke

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:7

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Schizophrenia aggregates in families and accurate diagnoses are essential for genetic studies of schizophrenia. In this study, we investigated whether siblings of patients with schizophrenia can be identified ...

    Authors: Ritva Arajärvi, Jonna Ukkola, Jari Haukka, Jaana Suvisaari, Jukka Hintikka, Timo Partonen and Jouko Lönnqvist

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:6

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    The aim of this study was to investigate brain responses triggered by different wordclasses in dyslexic and control children. The majority of dyslexic children have difficulties to phonologically assemble a wo...

    Authors: Isabella Paul, Christof Bott, Christian Wienbruch and Thomas R Elbert

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:5

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  34. Content type: Research article

    A number of reports showed en encouraging remediation in some patients' executive deficits thanks to the use of 'information processing strategies'. Moreover the impact of antipsychotics on cognitive functions...

    Authors: Alessandro Rossi, Enrico Daneluzzo, Annarita Tomassini, Francesca Struglia, Roberto Cavallaro, Enrico Smeraldi and Paolo Stratta

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:3

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Recent statistical approaches based on factor analysis of obsessive compulsive (OC) symptoms in adult patients have identified dimensions that seem more effective in symptom-based taxonomies and appear to be m...

    Authors: Richard Delorme, Arnaud Bille, Catalina Betancur, Flavie Mathieu, Nadia Chabane, Marie Christine Mouren-Simeoni and Marion Leboyer

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:1

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  36. Content type: Research article

    General practitioners' (GPs) diagnostic skills lead to underidentification of generalized anxiety disorders (GAD) and major depressive episodes (MDE). Supplement of brief questionnaires could improve the diagn...

    Authors: Ingrid Olssøn, Arnstein Mykletun and Alv A Dahl

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2005 5:46

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